• May 7, 2017

    Sondra Radvanovsky is considered one of the great sopranos of our time.  She solidified expectations with an incredible performance in the LA Opera productions of Puccini’s Tosca.  John Van Driel had a chance to talk to her about the challenges of her role as Tosca and being one of the most sought-after sopranos today.

    Posted 5/7/2017 12:00:41 AM

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  • April 7, 2017

    KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to composer John Williams about his decades-long collaboration with Steven Spielberg and the new multi-cd set that celebrates their many movies.

    Posted 4/7/2017 8:00:36 AM

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  • March 3, 2017

    Dustin O’Halloran collaborated with the German musician Hauschka on music for the movie Lion. They were both nominated for Best Score at this year’s Academy Awards. O’Halloran returned to the KUSC studios (he was our guest after winning an Emmy for his theme for the TV show Transparent) to talk to Jim Svejda about collaborating with a composer and a director while they were all on different continents.

    Posted 3/3/2017 12:00:50 AM

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  • March 3, 2017

    Thomas Newman was nominated for an Academy Award this year for his Passengers score. He talked to Jim Svejda about the challenges of creating the sound for a movie that mixes genres and moral dilemmas.

    Posted 3/3/2017 12:00:28 AM

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  • March 2, 2017

    The Academy Award-nominated composer for the movie Moonlight, Nicholas Britell, stopped by the KUSC studios to chat with Jim Svejda about the centuries of compositional styles that influenced the movie’s score.

    Posted 3/2/2017 8:00:39 AM

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  • February 28, 2017

    Justin Hurwitz won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Original Score with his music for La La Land. Before the ceremony, he stopped by the KUSC studios to talk to Jim Svejda about creating new music that paid homage to classical musicals.

    Posted 2/28/2017 12:00:21 AM

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  • November 18, 2016

    Newman talked to KUSC Contributor Sheila Tepper about the surprises that came when he studied both scores.

    Posted 11/18/2016 12:00:08 AM

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